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GPAI Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is an elected body comprised of five government members from the Council and six non-government representatives from the GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary. It implements the direction of the Council, including development of the work plan and establishment of Working Groups, and provides substantive guidance and direction to the GPAI Secretariat and Centres of Expertise, as needed.

The Government of Canada will co-chair the 2020-2021 GPAI Steering Committee with the Multi-stakeholder Experts Group Plenary Chair.

Committee members

Government of Canada Jordan Zed
Director General, External and Trade Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Government of France Renaud Vedel
National Coordinator for Artificial Intelligence

Government of Italy Daniela Battisti
Head of International Relations, Department of Digital Transformation

Government of Japan Yoichi Iida
Deputy Director General for G7/G20 Relations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications 

Government of the United States Lynne E. Parker
Deputy Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Director of AI, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Chair of GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group Plenary Joanna Shields
CEO, BenevolentAI 

Science representative  Ashley Llorens
Vice President, Distinguished Scientist & Global Outreach Director, Microsoft Research

Industry representative  Francesca Rossi
AI Ethics Global Leader, IBM Research 

Civil society representative  Carly Kind
Director, Ada Lovelace Institute

Labour/trade union representative  Christina Jayne Colclough
Founder, Why Not Lab

International union representative 

Bart Selman
President, Association for the Advancement of AI

Permanent observer  OECD

Observer UNESCO